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TheConcretekid 03-01-2010 07:11 PM

US spends more on health care than anyone, sicker than most developed nations
 
All those pinko-commie-socialist nations in Northern Europe have better health care than the US, they are living longer, with lower infant mortality rates, and SPENDING LESS
(though we have a lot of MRI machines)

http://www.visualeconomics.com/wp-co...healthcare.jpg

County Mike 03-01-2010 08:09 PM

U.S.A.

U.S.A.

U.S.A.

Neezar 03-01-2010 08:13 PM

As long as I have a say in the matter I still pick what we have even for my children.

logrus 03-01-2010 08:13 PM

I blame teen pregnancies and Hispanics, but that's just me.

Neezar 03-01-2010 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by logrus (Post 102755)
I blame teen pregnancies and Hispanics, but that's just me.

:laugh: Me, too.


I don't hold much stock in these numbers. I once looked into were they come up with these numbers and every country reports their statistics in a different way and have different guidelines as to what and when to report it. For example, how the infant mortality rate is reported is very different. Some countries don't report an infant death until after the mother is 22 wks pregnant before then it is considered an abortion/miscarriage. Some countries report after 28 wks, some only report it if the baby was viable (could have possibly lived) and in some instances it is left up to the doctor to decide if it was viable or not regardless of gestation age (how far the along the mother was). If the infant or fetus wasn't viable then it was chalked up to a miscarriage and no death certificate would be issued. In the US, laws are much stricter on what and when to report as a death of an infant. I can't remember the exact numbers but many more deaths would have to be reported from here. So if you take this into consideration then the outcome numbers don't seem so different in comparison.

TheConcretekid 03-01-2010 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neezar (Post 102754)
As long as I have a say in the matter I still pick what we have even for my children.

You want your children to have worse health care, live shorter unhealthier lives, pay more and potentially put your grandkids at risk? :scared0015:

rearnakedchoke 03-01-2010 08:34 PM

Don't you remember .. Brock Lesnar said that Canada has horrible health care ....

Neezar 03-01-2010 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheConcretekid (Post 102760)
You want your children to have worse health care, live shorter unhealthier lives, pay more and potentially put your grandkids at risk? :scared0015:

We only pay more because there is more treatment available. :wink:

Shorter, unhealthier lives? That is due to people's laziness and lack of taking responsibilty for themselves. That has nothing to do with our healthcare system.

If you are educated and know how to use our system then you can't find better healthcare any where in the world. I hope my kids will be educated and take better care of themselves.

Max 03-01-2010 08:43 PM

ok so i have been looking at these stats and I think the key is to get more MRI machines. Japan has the highest number of MRI machines per population and they also have the lowest infant mortality rate and live the longest. So the key to living longer is buy a **** ton of MRI machines. I think that should be the new health care bill. Buy 1 billion MRI machines and we will be fine :)

Neezar 03-01-2010 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max (Post 102765)
ok so i have been looking at these stats and I think the key is to get more MRI machines. Japan has the highest number of MRI machines per population and they also have the lowest infant mortality rate and live the longest. So the key to living longer is buy a **** ton of MRI machines. I think that should be the new health care bill. Buy 1 billion MRI machines and we will be fine :)


:laugh: Let's do it!


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